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CIVR Blog: 3 Tips for A Great Catalina Island Vacation

07 Jun 14 Sherri Cline
1:03 pm
Hamilton Cove Villas are one option for a longer stay on Catalina Island.

Hamilton Cove Villas are one option for a longer stay on Catalina Island.

Three tips for a week on Catalina Island

Spending a week or more vacationing on Catalina Island provides an ideal opportunity to relax, recharge and discover all that this island paradise has to offer. While your vacation priorities are up to you and your family, here are our top three tips for getting the most out of your week in this Southern California vacation hot spot.

Be flexible: if you’re vacationing on the island for a week or more, you’ve got enough time to explore Catalina on your own terms. Don’t try to schedule every moment, let your vacation have enough room for spontaneity and unexpected discoveries. Whether it’s getting back for another meal at that great restaurant or stopping to spend more time hiking that trail you saw from the tour bus, your Catalina experience will benefit from flexibility.

Get out of town: While Avalon’s quaint streets and picturesque harbor attract more than a million visitors a year, Catalina Island has a wealth of intriguing discoveries just waiting to be revealed. Fascinating history, spectacular vistas, unique hikes and flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth are yours to discover when you take the time to explore Catalina Island’s interior. Take a tour, rent a bike or hike the Trans-Catalina trail – however you choose to discover Catalina Island, the time it takes to experience the world outside of Avalon is well worth the investment.

Stay the way the locals do: When you spend a week or more on Catalina Island, you want the chance to live island life like the locals do. Separate bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens and an array of entertainment options from televisions to board games will give you the chance to be at home while you’re away from home. Catalina Island Vacation Rentals has Avalon condos, cottages and homes as well as Hamilton Cove villas that allow you to relax and unwind.

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